Dordt defeats Jamestown 77-75
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender men’s basketball team rallied from a late deficit to defeat Jamestown 77-75 on Thursday night in Sioux Center. The win split the series this season between the two with Jamestown winning at home in overtime in December.
The first half was tight with neither team leading by more than four points and there were four ties before Garrett Franken’s lay up with time winding down off an assist by Josh Van Lingen gave Dordt a 40-39 halftime lead.
The second half was more of the same until a Marcus Winterfeld three-point shot with 12:46 left in the game gave Dordt a seven point advantage. Dordt eventually got the lead to 64-54 with 9:47 left in the game and looked like they might win comfortably.
The visitors responded immediately with a 13-2 run to go up 67-66 on a Brady Birch basket with 5:26 left. The teams traded baskets to 72-71 when Jamestown converted a free throw and a Birch putback for a 75-71 lead with 3:16 remaining.
After a Dordt timeout the Defenders got a basket by Josh Van Lingen and after a Jamestown miss Dordt tied it again on a basket by Van Lingen off an assist by Franken.
Jamestown had two shots to retake the lead and Dordt was finally able to get possession back with :33 left in the game. The Defenders didn’t use a timeout, eventually working the ball to Van Lingen on the post who found Franken cutting to the basket for a lefthanded lay-up with :05 left.
Trailing by two the Jimmies went the distance of the floor but Isaiah Dobson’s three-point shot from 25 feet was offline at the buzzer.
Dordt was 31-68 from the field and 6-22 from the arc while converting 9-10 free throws.
Jamestown as 29-61 from the field and 13-35 from the arch while making 4-8 free throws.
Dordt had a 39-36 rebounding edge and committed 10 turnovers to 18 for the Jimmies.
Franken and Van Lingen each had 15 points and Zach Bussard added 14 with a team high eight rebounds.
Cade Bleeker added eight points while Jesse Jansma and Ben Gesink each had seven with six rebounds each and three assists. Gesink also had three steals.
Jamestown’s Jack Talley was the leading scorer with 21 points and he had 10 rebounds with three assists.
Dordt is 16-7 overall and 7-6 in the GPAC while Jamestown slides to 5-7 and 14-8.
Dordt will face Doane in Crete, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon, January 25.